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Maria Juul Hansen

Maria Juul Hansen

PhD fellow

I'm a PhD candidate at University of Copenhagen at Department of Economics and affiliated with Centre for Computational Economics. I hold a BSc and MSc in Economics from University of Copenhagen. 

My research interests include urban economics, family economics, structural (dynamic) models and hedonic models. I have a particular interest in whether the depopulation of rural areas should be avoided, and if so, how that can be achieved. Also the interplay between location choices, house prices and labor markets are of great interest to me. 

Supervisors: Bertel Schjerning and Nikolaj Harmon.

Current research

My current research focuses on estimating structural dynamic models of the simultaneous choice of home and work locations for individuals (in an equilibrium setting) and for 2-person households (in a partial equilibrium setting), respectively. I aim at estimating effects of counterfactual policies such as the "Better Balance" policy implemented by the Danish government that moves public sector jobs out of Copenhagen.  I also do work on hedonic price estimation as well as estimation of demand and willingness to pay for amenities such as crime and cleaner air. 

Primary fields of research

  • Structural microeconometrics
  • Dynamic programming
  • Urban economics
  • Location choice
  • Labor Economics


Teaching Assistant

  • Dynamic Programming (Master's/PhD course, spring 2016)

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